Call the Technical Academy

217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Cooperative Work Education


This work-site learning course combines school and community resources to provide a learning experience based on actual job skills and experiences. Students are either interns or employed in area businesses.


*Students interested in information about the High School Student Intern program should visit the Intern page for more information.



Course Location

Richland Community College Campus


Students must have reliable transportation, good attendance record and be available to work 15 hours per week.

Areas of Study

  • Partnership based education
  • Develop and implement a learning plan
  • Basic life skills addressed in classroom
  • Career development
  • Work independently
  • Workplace communications
  • Roles in the workplace
  • Understanding employers
  • Working as a team member
  • Preparation for work after graduation


Dual Credit


Tech Academy Course

Richland Course/Credit

Tech Academy Course

Richland Course/Credit

Total Possible Credits

1st Year Students

2nd  Year Students

Cooperative Work Education

Career Exploration

P DEV 110 - .5 Credit


Job Exploration

P DEV_111 – 1 Credit

Cooperative Work Education Year 2 is not offered for dual credit at this time